Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tag: November December 2018

Artful amenities

While dog parks, pool decks, community-wide WiFi, granite countertops, bike storage and repair areas and package delivery centers are becoming commonplace, apartment and condominium...

Oh what joy

Greetings great commercial real estate warriors. The strong. The entrepreneurial risk-takers. Our nation’s A-Team. It’s been another banner year as we were called upon to...

Backyard bonuses

California is one of the nation’s largest housing under-producers. While wages for most Americans have barely budged during this 20-year period, rising home prices and...

The battle for property rights

Advocates for new rent control laws are still fighting—even after voters rejected California’s “Prop 10” ballot initiative that would have allowed tough new rent...

Top multifamily operators band together, plan massive investment in real estate tech

The companies have invested $108 million in the fund, Real Estate Technology Ventures I, which will be used to invest in “disruptive real estate...

When no one retires

Before our eyes, the world is undergoing a massive demographic transformation. In many countries, the population is getting old. Very old. Globally, the number...

Proptech rising

In order to compete for the credits, it is essential to find a piece of land that scores the maximum number of points under...

Multifamily inventory rebalance

Global real estate consultant CBRE is reporting this week a 9.3 percent drop in permitting activity in U.S. for multifamily units last month is...

New U.S. apartments are getting smaller and more expensive

The average size of a new U.S. apartment has shrunk 5 percent over the last 10 years, while the average price has risen 28...

Stop using data to justify decisions you’ve already made

Traditionally, organizations have used data analytics as a tool of retrospection, as a means of answering questions like, “Did this marketing campaign reach our...

World’s largest dorm-style co-living

The nearly 800-unit building, set to break ground early next year, is the latest project to embrace co-living—a dorm-like set-up where residents sleep in...

Opportunity Zones knock

Enacted as part of the 2017 tax legislation, Opportunity Zones represent a brand-new incentive that could potentially bring billions of dollars in multifamily investment...

The benefits of laughing in the office

I asked my red-faced boss whether my laughter had embarrassed him. “It is pretty loud,” he muttered under his breath. Later that evening, I castigated...

Seriously mentally ill

Thousands of mentally ill people cycle in and out of hospital emergency rooms. They strain our medical system, scare the public and sometimes harm...

Is your multifamily property evolving to give renters what they really want?

Property management companies continually make property improvements and add amenities to attract new renters and meet the latest trends for multifamily communities. But are...

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